About Supercom Industries

Supercom Industries LP (Supercom) is a 100% First Nation owned business. We are a unique partnership of six First Nations – Fort William First Nation, Red Rock Indian Band, Pays Plat First Nation, Biigtigong Nishnaabeg, Pic Mobert First Nation and Michipicoten First Nation – and Supercom Industries Ltd; the general partner corporation owned by the same six First Nations.

Each First Nation is located along the north shore of Lake Superior in Northwestern Ontario and has its own governance, territory and culture. The traditional territories of our six First Nations are inherently connected to the natural resources of the north shore. Today, our collective territories are the route of the East West Tie Transmission Project – one of Ontario’s highest priority transmission lines linking Thunder Bay to Wawa.

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What is the East West Tie (EWT) project?

The proposed East-West Tie (EWT) project involves the construction of a new transmission line between Wawa and Shuniah, near Thunder Bay in Northwestern Ontario. The line will cross through or pass by numerous municipalities and First Nations along the north shore. The transmission project will provide a more reliable electricity supply and support future economic development activities in the region. Industrial activities in Northwestern Ontario, particularly in the mining sector, will demand improved electricity supply in the coming years. 

On January 30, 2019, NextBridge Infrastructure LP was awarded the construction of the East-West Tie (EWT) by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB). The Leave to Construct (LTC) approval allows NextBridge to proceed immediately with the construction of a new transmission line.  Supercom will ensure maximum employment and economic benefits for the six proximate First Nations from the East West Tie. Opportunities include the procurement of materials, services and labour from First Nations.

The East-West Tie Project

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Supercom Industries is looking for qualified and enthusiastic people for a variety of openings to support the construction of the East-West Tie project.

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We are seeking bids for the procurement of products and services from external suppliers from Northern and Indigenous businesses.

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Get the latest news and updates about the East West Tie Project including dates of upcoming Information Sessions across Northwestern Ontario. 

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